Translation of "expect" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /ɪkˈspekt/ us /ɪkˈspekt/

B1 to think that something will happen

esperar, supor
He didn’t expect to see me.
I expect that she’ll be very angry about this.
be expecting someone/something

B1 to be waiting for someone or something to arrive

estar esperando alguém/algo
We’ve been expecting you.

to think that someone should do a particular thing

esperar, ter expectativa
You will be expected to work some weekends.
be expecting

to be going to have a baby

estar grávida
I’m expecting my first baby in May.
I expect (that)… mainly UK

used to show that you think that something is true

eu espero (que)…
‘Will you be coming to the party?’ ‘I expect so.’

(Translation of “expect” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)